It just got colder on Sankranthi

Even as the sun moved from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn on Sankranthi on Sunday, the weather was expected to become a little hotter.

But according to the Meteorological department, Bangalore’s minimum temperature has dipped by two degree Celsius, recording 13.4. The chill in the weather was evident on Sunday when walkers were surprised to see thick fog even at 8:30 am.

The minimum temperature recorded in Bangalore on January 13 was 17.4 degree Celsius; on January 14, it was 15.8 degree Celsius. The Met department, which has been recording a minimum temperature of 15 to 17 degree Celsius in the past one week, recorded 13.4 degree Celsius on Sunday evening. B Puttanna, director, Met department said that winter was not over yet.

“Since January 1, the temperature recorded was above normal when people felt that winter was almost over. The effect was mainly due to cloudy skies. Now, since we have clear skies during the day, the chill has returned,” he said. The forecast for the next two days says that cold wave will continue to blow across north-east and interior parts of Karnataka, where the temperature may dip further.

In North Karnataka
There has been a huge dip in minimum temperature in north interior Karnataka, in a matter of one week. There has been a decrease of more than nine degree Celsius from January 8 to January 15 in many places, leaving people of North Karnataka shivering. 

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